Resource Recovery Associate
Team member duties are varied based on assignments may include any or all of the following; Responsible for the daily operations, recordkeeping and monthly balances associated with the scale at Solid Waste Transfer Station. Day-to-day operations of the Household Hazardous Waste facility; unloads waste from vehicles; performs basic laboratory analysis on wastes; processes, categorizes, bulks and treats wastes; completes forms and keeps records on personal computer. Supervises Out of County Collections (Outagamie and Winnebago Counties, Clean Sweep events), coordinating vendors for waste pickup, makes appointments with the public/private businesses for hazardous waste disposal and provides daily activity training to new employees.
Consolidates recyclables at the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) Tipping Floor using heavy equipment and loading recyclables into transfer truck trailers. Assists with gas landfill gas monitoring, leachate recirculation, pumps and jetting, along with other activities at both the east and west landfills. Educates the public regarding department programs. Grounds and facility maintenance.
Records data on a personal computer.
Organizes drum shipment using knowledge of WDOT shipping regulations and shipper’s requirements
for proper loading.
Maintains computerized record of drum data for shipping.
Monitors incoming and/or outgoing loads.
Opens and closes scale operations daily.
Performs credit card transactions and receives payments by check.
Answers the telephone and responds to requests for information.
Performs general maintenance and does minor repairs on the scale and in the scale house.
Performs general tasks at the Household Hazardous waste facility, not associated with hazardous waste, such as waste collection, paint bulking, material sorting, cleaning and upkeep of buildings, equipment and grounds.
Unloads household hazardous wastes from vehicles; verifies to ensure that waste is acceptable for the facility; diverts wastes by cart to processing area. Performs similar functions at Clean Sweeps.
Consolidates recyclables at recycling transfer station.
Accepts and disperses items for product exchange room; ensures proper waivers are completed.
Categorizes, treats, packs and bulks wastes.
Drives department pickup truck, front-end loader and forklift, pushcarts, dollies etc.
Files records and forms; performs data entry functions and tracks wastes on computer spreadsheet.
Performs basic laboratory tests to characterize wastes.
Accepts cash payments for various transactions and deposits them in a cash register.
Moves barrels, boxes etc. for waste packing. Moves packed wastes to area for contractor pickup.
Uses and maintains personal protective equipment.
Assists in public education regarding department programs.
Communicates with participants of the program; instructs public in usage of the facility.
Assists in coordinating facility staff workload.
Collects litter and blown recyclables from Recycling Transfer Stations and adjoining properties.
Coordinates and oversees maintenance and cleanliness of vehicle fleet and off road vehicles and equipment.
Assists as needed in maintenance at both the east and south landfill leachate and gas collection systems.
Performs related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
High School diploma required. Basic knowledge of chemistry preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
License and Certifications:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License
Ability to pass certification for OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training within six months.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of state and federal hazardous waste regulations for handling, shipping and transportation.
Basic knowledge to distinguish between controlled substances and other drugs.
Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory procedures.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required scale related software.
Ability to perform full data entry at a rate of 50 net keystrokes per minute.
Ability to learn and perform standard procedures required for scale operations.
Ability to perform basic chemistry/laboratory testing on wastes.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to create reports and maintain records.
Ability to drive department trucks, front-end loader, ATV and forklift.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to perform general maintenance and repairs to the scale and the scale house.
Ability to work the required hours of the position.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
Knowledge of simple bookkeeping.
Knowledge of general office procedures and filing methods.